Truckee River Legacy Trail

The Truckee River is the heart of the Town of Truckee. Running along one end of town to the other, one is never far from its waters.

The Truckee River Legacy Trail honors our lifeblood with a paved Class 1 trail that runs along the beautiful Truckee River, allowing residents and visitors to safely ride their bikes, walk, or roll safely along one of the town's most beautiful natural features.

The number of users on this trail depends on the time of day and day of the week. Mornings are a popular time to see people on the trail walking, jogging, or commuting by bike into town. Weekends and evenings bring out more families enjoying the trail on foot, skates, scooters, tricycles or bikes.

Most of the trail provides great views of the Truckee River, in addition to views of the occasional train passing by.

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Latitude: 39.330181 Longitude: -120.16836 Elevation: 5774 ft
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Route Directions

The trail currently runs between the Truckee River Regional Park and the Glenshire Trailhead.  The trailhead is located just before the Glenshire neighborhood on Glenshire Drive, approximately 4 miles east of Donner Pass Road.  The trail meanders along the Truckee River for 4.7 miles, passing spurs to Riverview Sports Park and Ranch Way.  Overall the trail is easy and good for all ages, however there is a steeper section of trail as one leaves the Glenshire Trailhead and descends down to the Truckee river that some users may find a bit more strenuous upon the return.

Route Length

4.7 miles

Route Difficulty

Easy - Good for All Ages

Eco-Friendly Notes

The trail is in close proximity to several of Truckee's neighborhoods, allowing residents to use foot or pedal-power to safely commute to downtown Truckee, the Truckee River Regional Park, Riverview Sports Park, and other popular destinations.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The trail meets all requirements for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed, and pet waste bags are provided at locations along the trail.


This trail has recently been completed to the Glenshire subdivision making for 6 miles of roadless paved bike path along the Truckee River. It can be accessed from Downtown Truckee where their are affordable bike rentals available from

Bike Truckee, 7/7/2015

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